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Myanmar: Kahtein Robe Weaving Competitions, Yangon

11/11/2019 All day
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On the full-moon day of Tazaungmon (the eighth month of the Buddhist calendar), the Myanmar mark the end of the rainy season with festivities all across the country. This is the traditional end of Buddhist Lent, known as Kahtein in the local language, when monks are traditionally presented with new robes by the communities they serve.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon marks Kahtein with a robe-weaving competition, where teams of weavers work on traditional looms starting on the night before the full moon’s eve and ending at the night of the full moon itself. This is repeated throughout the country, with devotees visiting major temples to present new robes to their local monks.

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